Victorians face higher bills, blackouts as Labor’s energy crisis spirals out of control

Victorian households and small businesses are set to pay more for less reliable power as Daniel Andrews’ failed energy system struggles to keep the lights on.

In January 2019, 200,000 Victorian households had their power cut off during heatwave conditions due to insufficient energy generation.

More than three years later, Victoria is again facing widespread blackouts.

Warnings from the energy market operator of impending blackouts come as Victorian households and small businesses brace for bill increase of almost 20 per cent over coming weeks.

Shadow Treasurer, David Davis said Daniel Andrews’ mismanagement of the energy market would mean higher bills for less reliable power.

“For years Daniel Andrews has failed to act to shore up Victoria’s energy supplies and Victorians are now left paying the price.”

“Victoria will never recover and rebuild if we can’t even keep the lights on and power bills low.”

Shadow Minister for Energy, Craig Ondarchie said under Daniel Andrews, Victoria is being left behind and left in the dark.

“By locking up gas supplies and mismanaging energy production, the Andrews Labor Government has pushed the Victorian power network to crisis point.”

“Instead of blaming everyone else, the Andrews Labor Government should take responsibility and act to keep power prices low.”

Only the Liberals and Nationals have a common-sense plan to keep the lights on, power bills low and transition sensibly to lower emissions.

David Davis MP Craig Ondarchie MP

Shadow Treasurer Shadow Minister for Energy